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Jaroslawa Rakoczy COHOES - Jaroslawa Korduba Rakoczy, 90, of Manor Ave in Cohoes died peacefully at her residence on Sunday, February 23, 2014 embraced by her loving family. Born in Ternopol, Ukraine, she was the daughter of the late Stefan and Evheneya Mohre Korduba and beloved wife of the late Roman Rakoczy. Jaroslawa received her education in Ukraine and came to the United States in 1949 and settled in Cohoes. She retired in 1989 from the former Cohoes Mfg. as an Alteration’s Department Supervisor. Jaroslawa was a devout communicant of Sts. Peter & Paul’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Cohoes where she sang in the choir and was active in the Mother’s Club with the school. She was a former president and member of the Ukrainian National Woman’s League of America and Ukrainian American Citizen’s Club. Jaroslawa was dedicated to her loving family and home. She treasured her Ukrainian heritage and instilled many deeply rooted traditions to her family and community. She was an exceptional artistic dancer where she participated in the Ukrainian Traditional Theater in Ukraine and was very fond of ballroom dancing and music. A gifted and talented seamstress, Jaroslawa enjoyed sewing and designing hats, dresses and gowns. She is survived by her devoted daughter, Areta Krushelnyski of Toronto, loving son, Roman G. Rakoczy of Clifton Park, cherished grandchildren, Adam and Matthew Rakoczy and Andrew and Alexander Krushelnyski, son in law, Michael Krushelnyski, daughter in law, Lea Rakoczy, nephew, Jaroslav Hronsky and family. She was predeceased by her sister Olena Hronsky of Ukraine. Funeral from the Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Ltd 105 Vliet Blvd Cohoes Wednesday morning at 10:30. Mass of Christian Burial from Sts. Peter & Paul’s Ukrainian Catholic Church at 11:00 Interment will follow in Sts Peter & Paul’s Ukrainian Cemetery in Waterford. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home from 4-7 on Tuesday A Panakhyda Service will be held in the funeral home Tuesday at 5:00. Those wishing to remember Jaroslawa in a special way may make contributions in her memory to Ukrainian Catholic Education Foundation, 2247 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago, Ill. 60622

Published in The Record on Feb. 25, 2014
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